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  • Then the quick withdrawal, followed by chiburi, or that flick of blood removal before resheathing.

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  • Then since the thing wore a dapple of disfiguration, he snapped it hard to the right, flinging its contents off to splatter an abstraction on the snow—chiburi, in the vernacular, big in all the movies.

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  • The major performed a quick chiburi, flinging the blood off the blade to form a spray of red abstraction in a snowpile, then someone began to play “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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  • Above him, he saw his antagonist perform chiburi, the ritual flicking of the blood off his blade, then noto, the ceremonial resheathing in saya, a smooth ballet of practiced moves, then lean forward.

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  • Chiburi: The act of slinging blood off the blade before re-scabbarding.

    September 22, 2012